chemical peel

[ kem-i-kuhl peel ]

  1. a cosmetic treatment used to eliminate wrinkles, blemishes, etc., in which an acid is applied to the face, neck, or hands, causing a layer of skin to peel off.

Origin of chemical peel

First recorded in 1975–80
  • Also called chem·i·cal peel·ing [kem-i-kuhl pee-ling] /ˈkɛm ɪ kəl ˈpi lɪŋ/ .

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